The Journey of a Hong Kong Landscape Photographer: Kelvin Yuen
Date: 13 March 2023 (Monday) Time: 7pm-8pm (reception starting at 6:30pm) Venue: Blue Room, 26F, Soho House, 33 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan Medium: Cantonese Registration: first come, first served, free seating Speaker: Kelvin Yuen is a Hong Kong-based full-time landscape photographer. At the age of 26, he has already cooperated with international brands such as Cathay Pacific, National Geographic, DJI, Hong Kong Tourism Board, and German National Tourist Board. Kelvin started his photography journey when he was a secondary school student. After completing his university education, he turned his interest into a career, focusing mainly on landscape photography. His unique sense of aesthetics and style, fully revealed in his works, won him the title – The International Landscape Photographer of the Year (2020).
Public Talk: Archaeology HK
Date: 12 January 2023 (Thursday) Time: 6:30pm – 8pm Venue: CPD2.42, Centennial Campus, HKU Speaker: Mr. Chau Hing Wah, Curator (Special Duty) Archaeology, Hong Kong Museum of History Medium: Cantonese Registration: free
Guided-tour: The Art of Luis Chan
Date: 18 December 2022 (Sunday) Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre Speaker: Joyce Wong Hei-ting (Guest curator) Medium: English
Alumni Appreciation Dinner 2022
Date: 26 September, 2022 (Monday) Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Venue: Senior Common Room, The University of Hong Kong Participation by invitation; sponsored by HKU Development & Alumni Affairs Office and Senior Common Room, The University of Hong Kong
Museum Visit: The Road to the Baroque
Date: 25 August 2022 (Thursday) Time: 4pm – 5:30pm Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art Registration: required, free Speaker: Dr. Sim Hinman Wan (Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU) Medium: English When we hear the word Baroque, what comes to our mind? Is it the taste for drama? Tenebrism? Caravaggio? Or the Counter-Reformation? "The Road to the Baroque: Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum" showcased works by famous artists such as Titian, El Greco, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Jusepe de Ribera. Rarely do we see such an array of 17th century oil paintings on display in Hong Kong. We were delighted to have Dr. Wan from HKU Art History to guide our visit, on a day when the museum was closed to the public. The exhibition's curatorial team was there with us as well!
Pottery Workshop: Wheel Throwing and Glaze
[Wheel throwing session] Date & time: 29 July 2022 (Friday), 7pm-9pm [Glaze session] Date & time: 19 August 2022 (Friday), 7pm-8pm Venue: The Pottery Workshop, Room 305, 3/F Lyndhurst Building, 29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Registration: required Fee: $750 (members), $850 (non-members) The fee covers both sessions (3 hours in total), including also clay, tools, bisque and glaze firing of the works. Instructor: Aidan Wong Medium: Cantonese/English
Myriad Shades of Jade: the Problem and Beauty of Celadon
Date: 16 August 2022 (Tuesday) Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Venue: Online via Zoom Registration: required, free Speaker: Dr. Ruby Pui Yi Leung (Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU) Medium: Cantonese, with some specific terms in English
In conversation with Dr Kathleen Wyma on Nalani Malani’s Vision in Motion at M+
Date: 4 August, 2022 (Thursday) Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm Venue: The Studio, M+ Nalini Malani is a prolific cross-disciplinary artist best known for her iconic Video/Shadow Play. On display are three major artworks – Utopia (1969–1976), Remembering Mad Meg (2007–2019), and Can You Hear Me? (2018–2020)— that spans five decades of Malani’s artistic career. When Dr Wyma saw Malani's video installations at The Studio in M+, she had the idea of getting a few interested alumni to the exhibition. Dr Wyma wanted to find out the kind of experience a viewer (an outsider) is seeing and feeling when bombarded with images and sounds in her videos and animations . This way we all learn from each other as people take away different things in her moving images ! The event turned out to be really enjoyable for all attending MAAH alumni from different cohorts as they saw for themselves the versatility of the artist working across many mediums. With Dr Wyma’s deep knowledge in Indian art history, the alumni could better understand the embedded meanings in Malani’s narratives and images that often deal with culturally specific events and topics.
Museum Visit: Popcolours and Shopping in Canton
Date: 28 July 2022 (Thursday) Time: 4pm – 6pm Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art Registration: required, free Feedbacks "I gained a great experience today." "I really enjoy the exhibition tours organized by HKUFAAA. You can learn about the curatorial ideas and interesting stories about the making of the exhibitions from curators!" "My visits to the two exhibitions were thoroughly enjoyable! They have greatly enriched my knowledge of the wide variety of export products ascribed under the rubric China Trade and the broad spectrum of visual expressions of the five colours commonly found in Chinese culture." "I did enjoy the visit a lot! Thank you so much for organizing this event!"
Career Talk: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
Date: 16 July, 2022 (Saturday) Time: 10:30am-11:30am (HK time) Venue: Online (zoom) Medium: Cantonese Registration: required, free Aiming to inspire and encourage students to find their own unique career path, this online event was actually a rather fun sharing among current and past students. The host, Nicole, had invited a group of five guest speakers, all being alumni (and alumni-to-be), who went through an art history training, similar to what our current students is under, and now contributing to different parts of the local art industry. Their roles vary from curating, underwriting, sales management, researching, and painting. They generously shared their individual stories. Time went by so quickly, and there were so much to talk about, that all our speakers could only hope this annual event may become a face-to-face gathering next year! Feedback "Thank you for organising this event, a very meaningful morning!" "Thanks for the sharing and all the advice!" "I think it might be better if the QnA session could be longer, but overall it's great. I learnt a lot about the industry through the talk :)"